How is genomics used in healthcare?

 

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Genomic testing is a little like a modern blood test: it is broadly applicable across medical disciplines and can be used to predict, diagnose and monitor disease. In some cases genomics can also influence how a patient is treated.

But genomics does more than just help patients - it also tells us a lot about the cause of disease. Understanding the cause, or molecular mechanism, of disease is very powerful because it allows us to identify where to target new treatments.

The more we understand how our genome relates to our clinical symptoms, the better and faster we're able to develop therapies

 

 

Genomics is being applied to understand:

 
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Cancer 

 

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Rare Disease

 

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Infectious Disease

 
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Gene Therapy

 

Metabolic Disorders

 

Cardiology

 

 
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Newborn Screening

 

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Blood disorders

 

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Preimplantation testing

 

 
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Stillbirth & Perinatal Death

 

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Blood Typing

 

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Organ Transplantation

 

 
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Prenatal Testing

 

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Opthalmology

 

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Inherited Cancer

 

 
 
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Immune Disorders